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In accordance with CDC guidelines for social distancing due to the evolving coronavirus pandemic, the Garden City Public Library will be closed until further notice.

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Take a Virtual Cooking Lesson!

photo of Chef Robert Dell'Amore with skillet

Learn How to Make Homemade Hummus and Tahini
with Chef Robert Dell’Amore

Award-winning professional chef and culinary nutritionist Dr. Robert Dell’Amore will present an online class to teach you how to make a healthy snack for you and your family. Come learn the secrets of making delicious homemade hummus and tahini on Tuesday, April 7, at 4:00 PM.

Watch Chef Dell’Amore’s class on our website or our Facebook page. If you miss the class, feel free to watch at a later time through the website or Facebook page.

This program is being sponsored by The Friends of the Garden City Public Library.

Library Remains a Vital Community Resource During Pandemic

Though the library building is closed, the Garden City Public Library has been working to provide the community with information, education, and entertainment through its website, its Facebook pages, and Nassau’s Overdrive collection, the Nassau Digital Doorway. The Library’s digital resources are available 24/7 with a valid library card. New copies of eBooks and digital audiobooks are being added for adults, children, and young adults to the Nassau Digital Doorway daily. Checkouts have increased during this time of social distancing, so additional copies of popular titles will continue to be added.

Access downloadable books and audiobooks through the Nassau Digital Doorway on the website or by downloading the free Libby app. Digital library cards are available to Garden City residents who do not have valid library cards. Apply for digital access today at http://nassaulibrary.org/digital-card-application.

Since beginning social distancing, the Adult, Children’s, and Young Adult librarians have been posting resources on the Library’s three Facebook pages to explain how to access digital eBooks and digital audiobooks as well as digital information resources. The Facebook pages are Garden City Public Library, Garden City Public Library – Tweens & Teens, and Garden City Public Library Children’s Room Facebook pages. You can find out more about Tutor.com and CreativeBug and other digital resources through these Facebook pages. In addition, the Library Facebook page has offered links to visit the Museum Pass member institutions virtually at home. In the coming days, the Library hopes to offer links to virtual programming through its website and Facebook as well as reading recommendations and other online resources.

Library programming in the building has been postponed through May 31. Due dates have been extended through May 31. Please do not return materials or worry about fines at this time. Both Library book drops will remain closed.

The next Library Board of Trustees meeting will be held via conference call on April 13. More information will be posted on the Library’s website when it is available.

Please check the Library’s website or social media pages for updates on online resources and services as more information becomes available .

Digital Library Cards for Online Access

The Garden City Public Library, in conjunction with the Nassau Library System, is offering residents without an existing valid library card the opportunity to get a Digital Library Card to access ebooks, audiobooks, live tutoring, digital magazines, language courses, test prep, and more. Apply for digital access today at https://nassaulibrary.org/digital-card-application.

If you do have a valid library card, use that one, it works just fine online and there is no need to apply for another. There is also an option if you have a valid library card but do not know the barcode that the system will send the number to you. read more…

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